Community Health Nurse

Tl'azt'en Nation - Tachie, BC (5 months ago)

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Full Time Registered Nurse

Chronic Disease Management

Position Open Until Filled

Summary:

Working within the context of the client-centered, family-focused vision and goals of the Tl’azt’en Home Care Program, and in accordance with BCCNP Standards of Practice, Chronic Disease combines his/her health sciences knowledge with assessment, supervisory, and clinical nursing skills to effectively assess and coordinate client care for the community members of the Tl’azt’en Nation. The Chronic Disease Nurse also works with the nursing team to deliver care to Tl’azt’en clients at the Health Centre on a walk-in basis within the scope of their practice.

Qualifications:

· Member in good standing of the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)

· Registered Nurse from a Canadian University or recognized equivalent

· Experience in community-based setting an asset

· Valid Class 5 Driver’s license and own vehicle

· Complete Criminal Record Check

· Current certification in Basic Life Support for Health Care Professionals

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Knowledge and understanding of First Nations communities, health, and social issues

· Knowledge and understanding of the population health approach and the social determinants of health

· Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of people and circumstances

· Ability to teach and facilitate learning

· Ability to work on a team with other nurses and health staff

· Self-directed with demonstrated organizational skills

· Willingness to take training in Trauma-Informed Care and San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training, as well as on-going education as needed

· Awareness of professional Scope of Practice and ability to work within it and inform others of abilities and limitations when needed

· Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and professionalism

· Humility, gentleness, and patience are desirable assets

Responsibilities:

· Participates in planning, development, and evaluation of the Tl’azt’en Chronic Disease Management Program

· Coordinates chronic disease management in such a way that meets the needs of clients while encouraging independence where possible, with family and community support

· Participates in the development of client-centered care plans

· Maintains client confidentiality

· Maintains documentation on Electronic Medical Record and paper files as required

· Provides nursing services from Health Centre as required as a part of the nursing team, including walk-in requests for health care and planned procedures/services such as wound care and foot care

· Completes and submits service delivery data and reports as required by FNHA

· Adheres to infection control guidelines

· Provides clients and family caregivers with health information as needed through informal teaching sessions and demonstration

· Participates in case management and family conferences

· Maintains nursing skills through attendance at workshops, conferences, and keeping up to date with current best practice guidelines

· Assists clients to access medical supplies and equipment through Red Cross, Occupational Therapy, and pharmacy

· Assists with medication management for clients, in collaboration with primary care providers, pharmacy staff, and nursing team

· Seeks professional support and consultation as needed to ensure the Chronic Disease Management program is delivered in a safe, effective manner

· Establishes internal and external linkages with other professionals and community resources

· Advocates for best interests of Tl’azt’en members at all times

· Helps clients access primary care through Virtual Support from the Health Centre, as well as in-person when physicians visit

· Strives to incorporate traditional and cultural health approaches into community health services

· Reports to Health Director

Wage:

The HCN will be paid in accordance with current FNHA Wage Grid guidelines for RNs working in community.

Benefits:

  • Vision care
  • Extended health care
  • Disability insurance
  • Dental care
  • Life insurance
  • Company pension

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $28.15 to $40.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Working with First Nations: 1 year (Preferred)

Location:

  • Tachie, BC (Preferred)

Licence:

  • class 5 (Preferred)